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Old 04-19-2017, 09:34 PM   #1
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OK so i have a 2003 dodge ram 1500 5.7 hemi rwd with a 3 inch suspension lift kit i want to go bigger with tires and i wanted to get some input. i right now have stock rims with 246/70/r17 i am looking at new Black Rock Type 8 17x9 -12 offset rims and Cooper Discoverer S/T MAXX Radial Tire - 295/70R17 121Q tires. they would make it out to be 33'' tires. here is a link so you can see the info of both tire and rim.

https://www.customwheeloffset.com/bu...xx-lt295-70r17


so im trying to find out if they will fit my truck and look good!!! with no rubbing or any problems i don't really off-road but i do haul trailers and stuff "i do have airbags" . and will i have to get the truck re-geared.

thanks for all the help in advance.

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Old 04-19-2017, 10:55 PM   #2
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I like the look of the rim, the offset will certainly move the tire outward. Tire looks good. Factory 20" tires if I remember correctly are 33" tall and the rim has a 6" bs. This i would think will move the edge of the tire to just outside the fender edge. IMO, most definitely needs 4:56 gear to maintain performance and save the transmission.
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Thanks for your input i appreciate it ill have to look into regearing prices
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285/70x17 with -12mm offset:





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OK so i have a 2003 dodge ram 1500 5.7 hemi rwd with a 3 inch suspension lift kit i want to go bigger with tires and i wanted to get some input. i right now have stock rims with 246/70/r17 i am looking at new Black Rock Type 8 17x9 -12 offset rims and Cooper Discoverer S/T MAXX Radial Tire - 295/70R17 121Q tires. they would make it out to be 33'' tires. here is a link so you can see the info of both tire and rim.

https://www.customwheeloffset.com/bu...xx-lt295-70r17


so im trying to find out if they will fit my truck and look good!!! with no rubbing or any problems i don't really off-road but i do haul trailers and stuff "i do have airbags" . and will i have to get the truck re-geared.

thanks for all the help in advance.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:48 PM   #8
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those are nice. so i looked into getting regeared its gonna cost me 1200 and i only need rear. the tires i want were 295/70r17 you guys think id need to regear if i did 285/70r17
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Imo, your truck will benefit from the gear no matter what tire you pick.
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Old 04-20-2017, 02:35 PM   #10
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Sucks its such a pain id do it myself. And i do tow a 28 feet travel trailer so i guess ill be getting regeared. Yay more money to spend!!!
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